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Staff

TODD SHEEHAN, Director      

Todd Sheehan is the dynamic leader of Teen Challenge New Jersey. Since 2009 he has served with a passion and enthusiasm to make the ministry effective in reaching an increasing number of the addicted with the message of freedom and hope.  Todd entered Teen Challenge hopeless and desperate for a change. He describes his turning point: “Death was made very real to me, as I held my lifeless girlfriend, dead of an overdose of heroin and cocaine. That night we had been talking about changing our lives, and we decided that tomorrow was a good place to start. Tomorrow we would make a change. The tragic reality is sometimes we put things off until tomorrow and tomorrow never comes.”  Since Todd completed the recovery program in 2005, he served in various capacities at the Teen Challenge ministry in Manchester, New Hampshire before assuming leadership in New Jersey campus in 2009. He attended Global University and is a credentialed minister with the New Jersey District of the Assemblies of God.  Todd and his wife, Samantha, joyfully make their home in North Jersey with their cherished daughter, Evangeline.  Todd’s mission is to see even more lives transformed and the families restored through the power of Christ in New Jersey.  He believes “the best is yet to come!”

To contact Todd Sheehan: tsheehan@tcnewjersey.org

Paul Henderson, Development Supervisor      

Paul was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A 25 year addiction to alcohol and drugs led him down an empty road of destruction. Broken, in bondage and spiritually dead, Paul entered Teen Challenge Western PA on October 8, 2012.  Teen Challenge introduced Paul to a Holy God and most importantly, Jesus Christ.  Prior to joining the New Jersey team in February 2016, Paul was serving at Teen Challenge Western PA. His passion is sharing the hope he has found in Christ to the lost and struggling. Paul is pursuing a degree in Business Administration through Liberty University.  He is newly wed to the love of his life, Kristy, and they make their home with their dog “Georgie”.

To contact Paul Henderson: phenderson@tcnewjersey.org

Bill Goodwin, Program Supervisor      

Bill grew up in a Christian home in East Providence, RI.  He fell into the drug scene in high school. During his first year of college, however, God seized Bill which led him to pursue a life in ministry.  After 16 years of service, due to compromise, Bill fell back into addiction deeper than ever before.  But God is faithful. Bill found Teen Challenge Brockton in 2001. It was during this time of restoration that Bill finally experienced the miracle of freedom through Jesus Christ. Bill joined the Teen Challenge New Jersey team in 2015.  His passion is ministering through music and education. Bill has been married to his devoted wife Sandy for 35 years.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

To contact Bill Goodwin: academics@tcnewjersey.org

Ralph Nash, Construction Coordinator      

Ralph was born and raised in Ocean County, NJ.  By age 16, he fell in love with alcohol and his life quickly spiraled out of control. Ralph has been blessed with amazing talents for custom manufacturing and construction.  All these gifts couldn’t help Ralph put the pieces of a life broken from alcohol back together.

Ralph entered Teen Challenge New Jersey on February 25, 2014 and within two weeks God began to work and all of Ralph’s anxiety, fear, and stress disappeared. Ralph went on to graduate in May of 2015 and has served here ever since. Ralph enjoys working side by side with the men on our construction team and watching the transformation in their lives. He resides in Manchester, NJ with is wife Rose, daughter Alicia and their beautiful 15 month old grand-daughter Aubree.

 

To contact Ralph Nash: rnash@tcnewjersey.org

John Budka, Supervision Staff

From Bayonne, NJ, John is a 2016 graduate of Teen Challenge NJ.    Unable to walk without support and full of anger when he entered Teen Challenge, John is a testimony of God’s supernatural blessing and favor.  Today he is not only able to walk without aid; he is filled with the spirit and the love for Jesus.  John is a “Barnabas”, a brother of encouragement.  He enjoys his quiet time with the Lord, reading and listening to worship music, but never misses an opportunity to pray and intercede for others.

To contact John: jbudka@tcnewjersey.org

Joe Carfagno, Supervision Staff

Born and raised in Wildwood, New Jersey, Joe grew up in the church.  After loosing his father at a young age, he quickly fell in with the wrong crowd.  A ritual of alcohol and pot quickly progressed to heroin and crack cocaine.  On the verge of destruction, Joe walked through the doors of Teen Challenge and was radically impacted by Jesus Christ.  Today, Joe is passionate about motivating the men to be fit physically, mentally and spiritually.  Joe also has his certifications as a Recovery Coach 1 and 2 and Life Coach.

To contact Joe: jcarfagno@tcnewjersey.org

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